The Pollution Solution
The U.S. recycling rate is 32%. If we’re able to get the rate to 75%, the effect will be like removing 50 million passenger cars from U.S. roads.
One ton of recycled plastic saves:
- 685 gallons of oil, which is enough to fuel the average American’s car for about half a year
- 98 million BTUs of energy – enough to provide electricity to the average US household for nearly 3 years
- 30 cubic yards of landfill space.
Instead of banning plastic bottles in our country and hurting our consumers, we should look to invest in better recycling programs in developing nations.
It’s easier than ever to recycle. It is your duty to do it.